3-11 PM | Downtown Edwardsville
Have the need for speed? Register to compete or join the crowd and watch these athletes ride.
Compete for one of the largest one-day payouts in the region for a bike race.
With fast paced entertainment, a kid zone, and a food zone, every member of your family will have an amazing time.
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Enjoy the excitement of the high speed pro bike races taking place on Main Street. Each race of varying time and skill level will begin and end at the start/finish line located on Main Street. Each lap is 0.7 mile. Bicyclists will travel south on Main Street, making a sharp right turn on Vandalia towards "Ninian's Narrows", an 80 foot narrow course in front of Edwardsville's namesake statue, Ninian Edwards. The riders will then make a left onto Benton, a right on Ramey, a right turn on Coventry, a second right onto St. Louis Street where they will make a 45 degree turn passing the Madison County courthouse. Bicyclists will make their final right turn back onto Main Street where riders will sprint to the finish line.
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In addition to the great restaurants, cafes and bars in Edwardsville’s Downtown (Cleveland Heath, Bigelos, North Main Diner, Big Daddys, Recess Brewing, Stagger Inn, Dewey’s Pizza, 222 Artisan Bakery, Sgt. Peppers, Sacred Grounds and the Foundry), 6 additional local favorites will have booths under the large tent in the “Spokes & Spoons Food Zone” on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. Global Brew will be providing adult beverages at two separate locations, on the course, within the open container perimeter.
Main Street in front of the Courthouse
Kids and families are invited to show off their creative side in the First Mid Bank & Trust and the Edwardsville Arts Center's "Pedal and Paint Art Tent". This will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All participants will get to personally create a free "make it and take it" piece of artwork with a bicycle theme. The tent can be found at the intersection of Vandalia and Main in Downtown Edwardsville.
Edwardsville Township is pleased to host the GlennonKids Safety Program from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The GlennonKids’ Safety Program will offer free bicycle helmet fittings to children ages 2 to 18. Staff from Cardinal Glennon will teach parents how to correctly fit their children’s helmets and children without helmets may receive one for free while supplies last.
Crit Kids Zone
Kids of all ages
Registration for the four free Crit Kids races will be held at the Crit Kids Zone located at the corner of Main and Vandalia. Registration will take place from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Crit Kids Zone
Kids up to 10 years old
For the fourth year in a row, the 2021 Rotary Criterium is proud to host four FREE kids races thanks to our sponsors from The Edwardsville Wresting Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, beginning at 6:45. The categories for the races are as follows: Ages 3 and under; ages 4-6; ages 7-8; ages 9-10. Races will start at the The Starting Line for the Criterium on Main Street next to Trailhead Church. All kids are required to wear helmets at all times during the race.
Kids up to 11 years old
View the race route and points of interest for when you arrive.
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festival area & race route.
Hotel locations are a 5 minute drive from the festival.
Register early to receive your discount and reserve your spot.
Family Festival with Amazing Food, Drinks, and Music Surrounding the Main Event...The Rotary Edwardsville Criterum! Rotary Edwardsville Criterium on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
A shout out to the organizations who are making this event possible.